Monday, March 15, 2010
I know Stefano Pilati said the collection wasn't about religion but I can't help but see references to Catholicism throughout the collection. From the somber habits to the Cardinal purples to a braided rope belt reminiscent of a monk's waist- it seemed like he was dressing the saints of the future.
(click the thumbnails for full size!)
I don't often associate Chanel with fake fur (or fake anything for that matter) so I was shocked when I read that Karl Lagerfeld's latest collection was full of faux fur!
Despite the fake fur the collection was much closer to couture than the ready-to-wear it claimed to be! Sticking to a mostly brown, white (oh how I love Chanel white dresses...) and black the Chanel client will be ready for primal, if not decadent, arctic living come fall.
And are these Chanel bags made to look like ice? LOVE!
You guys know that Karl is practically my god and I too would sell my soul to him to be a Chanel Ambassador so I really have nothing bad to say about this collection.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I have to say I was pretty impressed by the Oscar fashion. Sure, there were the usual boring moments or the oversexed looks but there was also a lot of beautiful, interesting styles walking down the red carpet! And to think I was ready to be disappointed!
Diane Kruger in Chanel!
Carey Mulligan in Prada. If you look closely you'll see that the details include scissors and spools! I love that she chose a fun, whimsical take on a traditional dress for her first Oscars. I think it really set the right tone!
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab
Anna Kendrick also in Elie Saab
Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel. I know a lot of people really hated this dress but I liked the front as well as the crystal broach in the back. She took a risk and if it wasn't for the spacey hair I think she'd be on more best dressed lists. What do you think?
Zoe Kravitz in Alexis Mabille
and finally the effervescent Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
So I know Skye Stracke has been working for a few years now but for some reason I just started paying attention to her this season!
I'm obsessed! She reminds me of fellow Perth native Gemma Ward except with a twinkle in her eye. Apparently she had a boob job this year, which is a little disappointing for a runway model, but I also think she'll be booking a lot of high profile jobs this year!
Check her out!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wearable and instantly available to buy online?
Under Christopher Bailey Burberry is one of the only fashion collections that is making money off of its clothing- not its accessories or cosmetics or licensed deals but off of its actual clothing in this economy.
Burberry Prorsum streamed the collection live online and then offered a limited quantity of the pieces for pre-order online immediately following for three days! With a reported 30 million people watching worldwide that is a lot of potential sales.
So if the collection wasn't anything new or interesting it was definitely wearable.
The clothing was easy and pretty while still being practical for harsh winter weather. Of course the focus was on the amazing coats- what would Burberry be without coats? Military, furs, anoraks, and wool whatever your taste of style you could find a beautiful coat! Of course the over the knee boots were a force to be reckoned with too!